American expats, local lawyer file estafa charges vs Filipina realtor

November 17, 2010 9:48 am· Comments Off on American expats, local lawyer file estafa charges vs Filipina realtor 

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, Nov. 16 — Four American expatriates and a Filipino lawyer have individually filed a case of estafa with the Aklan Provincial Prosecutor's Office Monday against an alleged Filipina felon who claims to own a vast property in this resort island.

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Apayao and Kalinga flood victims expect additional help from DSWD -Bulot

November 17, 2010 9:48 am· Comments Off on Apayao and Kalinga flood victims expect additional help from DSWD -Bulot 

BAGUIO CITY, Nov. 17 – The 6,771 flood-affected families in Apayao and Kalinga expect to receive more rice, canned goods and other forms of aid from the government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), according to Apayao provincial governor Elias Bulot.

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Failure to pass nuclear treaty threatens U.S. national security: Biden

November 17, 2010 9:48 am· Comments Off on Failure to pass nuclear treaty threatens U.S. national security: Biden 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned on Tuesday that the failure to pass the new START treaty in the Senate this year would endanger the national security of his country.

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News Analysis: Fight brewing in U.S. Congress over health care repeal

November 17, 2010 9:48 am· Comments Off on News Analysis: Fight brewing in U.S. Congress over health care repeal 

by Matthew Rusling

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 — If Americans thought that after the mid term elections Democrats and Republicans would roll up their sleeves and cooperate in a bid to reduce high levels of unemployment, they could be wrong.

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Israel unveils newest anti-missile system, eyeing multi- tier air defense

November 17, 2010 9:48 am· Comments Off on Israel unveils newest anti-missile system, eyeing multi- tier air defense 

by Gur Salomon

JERUSALEM, Nov. 17 — While intelligence assessments consistently paint a grim portrait of thousands of missiles and rockets showering down on Israel's civilian population and infrastructure in the future, the Jewish state unveils its next- generation missile-defense system.

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Obama administration pushes for approval of nuclear treaty by year-end

November 17, 2010 9:48 am· Comments Off on Obama administration pushes for approval of nuclear treaty by year-end 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 — U.S. State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said on Tuesday that the Obama administration still maintains that the new nuclear treaty with Russia should be ratified by the Senate by the end of this year.

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UN mission in Haiti "deplores" violence during demonstrations

November 17, 2010 9:48 am· Comments Off on UN mission in Haiti "deplores" violence during demonstrations 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 17 — The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) "deplores" violence that took place during Monday demonstrations, UN spokesman Farhan Haq said here Tuesday.

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UN Security Council calls for "peaceful, credible, timely free referenda" in Sudan

November 17, 2010 9:48 am· Comments Off on UN Security Council calls for "peaceful, credible, timely free referenda" in Sudan 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 17 — The UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted a presidential statement to reiterate the world body's call for "peaceful, credible, timely and free referenda" for Sudan, and urge the region "to take urgent action to implement their commitment."

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Major drug syndicate smashed in Austria

November 17, 2010 9:48 am· Comments Off on Major drug syndicate smashed in Austria 

VIENNA, Nov. 17 — A major drug syndicate was disclosed and 38 criminals involved have been sentenced by the law in Austria, police announced on Tuesday.

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UN chief stresses tolerance among communities for global peace, harmony

November 17, 2010 9:48 am· Comments Off on UN chief stresses tolerance among communities for global peace, harmony 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 17 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Tuesday stressed the importance of tolerance among people and communities, saying it was the foundation for a global harmonious society with shared values.

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